Open Access Reader/v1specification

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Introduction[edit]

Open Access Reader is a tool that will enable editors to find significant research not yet cited in Wikipedia, and streamline creating article content and citations around it.

It has been designed to be simple and straightforward to use, with a minimum of steps between sign up and value-generating activity. Workflow is streamlined to allow users to log in, specify a few choices of field, then choose an article that is currently uncited. After reading through the paper while simultaneously writing a summary in the included toolbelt, the user can then search for the most relevant Wikipedia article to insert their snippet into, along with an automatically generated citation.

Detailed Workflow[edit]

Open Access Reader Login Wireframe.png

Login screen


Open Access Reader Home Wireframe.png

Home page: User is given the choice of resuming work on a previously begun article, or selecting a new article from a populated list of suggestions. They can dismiss an option via the X button, or click on the ✓ symbol to proceed. Additionally, they can view and change their settings and previous submissions via the top toolbar now visible.


Open Access Reader Read Wireframe.png

Reading screen: The source is presented in a rich text format without visual distractions. The user can peruse at their own pace, while summarising or making notes in the fixed summary area at the bottom of the screen. Options could include spell check and formatting tools in this toolbelt. The user can then cancel (and reset) their work via the X button, or continue to the next step with the ✓ symbol button.


Open Access Reader Search Wireframe.png

Search screen: On this page the user can locate the most relevant Wikipedia article for their contribution. The search could accept a variety of parameters and return the most relevant results in a clickable list for the user to select from.


Open Access Reader Insert Wireframe.png

Insertion screen: The Wikipedia article in question will be displayed in a similar fashion to the Reading screen, where the user can read through the existing article to locate the most relevant position for their contribution. A 'last edit' area in the summary bar will allow the user to make any last changes to their submission, at which point clicking X would take them to the previous screen, and ✓ would turn the area into a drag and drop selection. The user would then drag the summary to the most relevant area of the article and drop it, clicking on ✓ again to confirm their choice. The article would be edited automatically to include a citation.


Open Access Reader Confirmation Wireframe.png

Confirmation screen: The user is congratulated, and a selection of suggested new articles is then presented.